Consultation on changes to the Smart Energy Code and DCC Licence Conditions

11 September 2019

Today the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued a consultation on proposed changes to the Smart Energy Code (SEC) and Data Communications Company (DCC) Licence. The intent of these changes is largely to facilitate the continued enrolment of SMETS1 smart meters into the DCC network. There are also some other miscellaneous smart metering-related changes.

  • The consultation letter and accompanying annexes can be found here.


Why are BEIS consulting?

This consultation seeks stakeholders’ views on six technical implementation proposals that require amendments to the SEC and two proposals that require amendments to the SEC and DCC Licence in order to facilitate SMETS1 enrolment and other miscellaneous matters in relation to smart metering. Subject to consideration of consultation responses and the parliamentary process, the revised SEC and DCC Licence drafting will be introduced using the Secretary of State’s Section 88 Energy Act 2008 powers.


How can I respond to this consultation?

Please send your responses or any enquiries to


Smart Metering Implementation Programme – Regulation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy,
2nd floor,
1 Victoria Street,

The deadline for responses to this consultation is 10am on 14 October 2019.